Slowdown in China will prevent new Rolls-Royce record sales
The Chinese market is slowing down for some time and also the area usually not affected by the crisis such as the super premium car segment is paying the consequences.
Difficulties that also hit Rolls-Royce that, because of the decline in sales in the main market in the world, will not be able to close 2015 with a new record in global sales.
The Chinese millionaires are reluctant to spend at this time and also the parent company BMW, after years of double-digit increases, ran into a first negative monthly budget (same situation also for the rival Audi).
On this topic intervened also Peter Schwarzenbauer, Chief of the brands MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, at the launch of the next generation MINI Clubman.
"We've adjusted production to adapt to a decline of as much as 15 percent in Rolls-Royce Chinese deliveries".
Last year, the British carmaker has set a new record in global sales with a surge of 12% compared with the previous year for a total of 4,063 cars.
But the data of the first part of 2015 hint that there won't be a new record at the end of this year. Rolls-Royce has indeed lost 13% in the quarter to 781 units.